Now you can play Pac-Man like you've never played before - in spectacular 3D! This game brings you a different perspective of the almighty Pac Man. Pac-Mania was released almost in every home-computer or video-game console of the time. Note that the Acorn Archimedes port was released by Krisalis Software whilst the rest of the home-computer ports came from Grandslam LTD.
Story/Gameplay: It is a pseudo-3D interpretation of the classic maze game genre and features most elements of the original Pac-Man, as well as several new features. The lovable ghosts now glide through the air. Dots and energizer pellets hang in midair. Pac-Man gets a new power: He can jump up and over ghosts! There's also a Pac Booster feature that lets you move Pac-Man at super-speed. You'll love the new challenging mazes - they come in so many mind-boggling shapes, they'll turn you into a certified Pac-Maniac! An excellent game to play, indeed!
Graphics/Sound: The game features pretty cute colorful graphics and innovative level design and concept. Although the Archimedes version is using up to 16 colors on-screen, when compared to the Amiga version (up to 32!), the graphics look similar, running smooth and being superior to the ST version (small gameplay area, running almost in black n white!). The sound is excellent, featuring nice funny tunes and sounds FX from the original Pac-Man arcade-title from Namco. Note that the Archimedes version sounds a bit better when compared to the Amiga version.
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